Peacekeeping website launched

Update: January, 21/2017 - 08:00
Screenshot of the Việt Nam Peacekeeping Centre’s website at the address
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – A ceremony was held to mark the launch of  the Việt Nam Peacekeeping Centre electronic portal at in Hà Nội yesterday.

The website will provide official information on the activities of the leaders of the Vietnamese Party and State and Ministry of Defence that are relevant to the United Nations (UN)’s peacekeeping missions. Training activities, foreign affairs events and international co-operation activities will be featured.

 “The website will be a helpful tool in serving the centre’s missions, especially with respect to the promotion of its activities, sharing experiences, and attracting human resources,” said Colonel General Phạm Ngọc Minh, Deputy Chief of Staff of Việt Nam People’s Army, at the launch ceremony.

In the digital age where the majority of communications and information sharing is performed online, a website for the Việt Nam Peacekeeping Centre is “of inevitable importance,” he added.

The Ministry of National Defence will govern the website, which will target an audience of Vietnamese people, army officers, and foreign partners.

Established in 2014, Việt Nam Peacekeeping Centre has dispatched its officers to work as liaison officers, military officers, advisors, and observers at the United Nations’ Peacekeeping missions 12 times in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Republic of South Sudan.

The Vietnamese officers’ performance was praised as “remarkable, considering they are working under such difficult conditions” by the UN former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the one-year anniversary of the centre. — VNS